Friday, May 4, 2018

"Closed Door"...


A dogtrot homestead, also known as a 'breezeway', was common in the late 1800's and early 1900's. One side was generally used for dining and cooking, while the other side were bedrooms. This homestead was built in 1913. It only had one chimney in the right-front room, whereas the left-front had a stove pipe in the ceiling, likely for a stove in the center of that room. The right side has three rooms, whereas the left side had one large and one small, which suggests the left side was the cooking/dining areas.

Location: central Arkansas. August, 2013.
Photo # IM3_3474-82hdr2bw.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography

2 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful breezeway, Kelly.
I am especially drawn to the walls. So, so nice.
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

Kelly Shipp said...

Thanks Lisa!